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Today's Death Notices

Elwin J. "buster" Monroe, 99, of Plymouth

Phillip T. Sherwood, 73, of Greene

Elise M. Beckert, 104, of South New Berlin

Jennie A. Chapin, 94, of New Berlin

Earl S. Robinson, 68, of Norwich

Barbara Whaley, 62, of Norwich

Last Week's Obituaries

Matthew S. Francisco

Published on: Monday, September 18, 2017

Matthew S. Francisco, 39, of DeRuyter, NY, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Born in Norwich, NY, on August 14, 1978, Matt was the son of Rexford Francisco, Jr. and Dorothy Barrett Smith. He was a graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and had previously been employed at Borg Warner, Ithaca, for several years. He was former member of the Cincinnatus Fire Department. Matt enjoyed bowling and spending time outdoors where he would hunt and fish. He is survived by his parents, Dorothy (Ron) Smith of Cincinnatus, and Rexford Francisco, Jr. of DeRuyter; his brothers, Tim (Dawn Linn) Francisco of Blodgett Mills and Bruce (Michelle) Smith of Groton; his sisters, Missy (Austin) DuBois of Beaver Meadow and Wendy (Christopher Jackson) Smith of Cortland. He also leaves behind his grandmothers, Christine Barrett of Pharsalia and Doris Francisco of Sidney; a special niece, Kaydence; a special friend, Erin Halsey Ryan of Cortland; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Sonny Barrett, and Rexford Francisco, Sr. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Wayside Rest Cemetery, Pharsalia. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 1:00 p.m. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit

Cheryl A. Ross

Published on: Monday, September 18, 2017

Cheryl A. Ross, 68, of Knapp Rd., Sherburne, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home. She was born June 21, 1949 in Norwich, a daughter of Paul and Edith Ball Thompson and was a graduate of Norwich High School. She had worked for several area telephone companies as an operator, C&U in Norwich, New York Telephone in Watertown and AT&T in Syracuse. She had also owned and operated Maid of Honor Cleaning Service in Liverpool and Solvay at one time. Most recently, she worked at Walmart for 19 years in Auburn, Camillus, and then transferred to Norwich until retiring. She made many friends through work. Cheryl enjoyed reading, traveling and nature. Spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren, was her greatest joy. Surviving are her children, Rebecca and Charles Lane of Sherburne; Gary Ross, Jr. of Walhalla, SC; grandchildren, Seth Lane and Evelynn Lane, both of Sherburne; sisters, June Thompson of Norwich and Jan Kruczek of Weedsport; brothers, Barry Thompson of Syracuse and Pat Thompson of Norwich, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Hackett, and a brother, Tommy Thompson. In keeping with her wishes, services and interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess& Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne. To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to

Ruby H. Maltzan

Published on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ruby Melissa Hazard Maltzan, 89, of Campbell Rd., Lebanon passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home.

She was born August 31, 1928 in the Town of Lebanon, a daughter of Glenn and Hazel C. Alcott Hazard. She was a graduate of Earlville Central School in 1946 and the Central City Business Institute in 1947. On June 11, 1948, Ruby married Robert Maltzan in Lebanon. They moved to Smyrna, NY where they raised their family until moving back to her childhood home in 1985. Robert predeceased her on February 12, 2017. Ruby’s primary work focus was as a homemaker, but she had also worked at the Earlville Paper Box Company, the Madison County Welfare Department and Gaines Dog Food in Sherburne before starting her family. Much later, she worked as a home health aide for Madison County after gaining substantial experience by caring for her own parents. Ruby enjoyed spending time in the Adirondacks at Big Moose Lake at a camp that Bob and her sons built. She enjoyed hunting and fishing with Bob in the early years of their marriage.

Ruby was active in the Lebanon Federated Church where she had become a member at age 16. She was a member of the West Smyrna Baptist Church where she was active in the Sunday School and choir prior to her health issues later in life.

Surviving are her two daughters and two sons; three daughters-in-law; a sister; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, David Alan Maltzan in 1998, and her brother, Robert Hazard in 2013.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the West Smyrna Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Maltzan Family Cemetery following the service.

Friends are invited to call at the church on Saturday from 11am to Noon prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the West Smyrna Baptist Church, 803 State Highway 80, Smyrna, NY 13464; or to the Memorial Fund for Ferdinand and Emilie Maltzan Scholarship, c/o Central NY Community Foundation (CNYCF), 431 E. Fayette St., Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, NY.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to

Elwin J. Monroe

Published on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Elwin J. “Buster” Monroe, 99, of Norwich passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of The Evening Sun. Arrangements have been entrusted to R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.

Cash T. Jaquay

Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cash Tobias Jaquay, age 2 of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 at his home. Born April 1, 2015 he was the son of Christopher and Taryn (Tobias) Jaquay.

Cash was a very energetic and outgoing child. He enjoyed being outdoors, going four wheeling, playing all types of sports, especially soccer and cutting the grass with his Daddy and Pop. There was no question that since day one, Cash would become a Dallas Cowboys fan and he particularly loved all things relating to Mickey Mouse.

In addition to his loving parents, Cash is survived by his two adoring brothers Talbot Jaquay and Kolby Kellison, his maternal grandparents Randolph and Judi (Miller) Tobias of Etters; paternal grandmother Lisa (Halbert) Jaquay of Red Lion as well as many caring and devoted Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Cash was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Ebenezer Jaquay, Jr.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Bowmansdale Church of God, 101 E. Lisburn Rd., Bowmansdale, PA. An open casket viewing will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 AM immediately followed by a closed casket visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 AM Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that contributions be made to the Cash Jaquay Funeral Fund C/O Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, 745 West Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033.

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